8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Edinburgh

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Poytya to see Kurjenrahka National Park about 54 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker app .

Edinburgh, UK to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Turku. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Edinburgh in October, with highs in Turku at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

4
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Pack the 18th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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